This is the first of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Dr. Watson meets Holmes, they take up residence at 221 B Baker Street, and embark on their first adventure. Much of the Holmes canon consists of short stories, but it begins with two novelettes, this being the first one. I had originally begun with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
, but discovered that it was a series of short stories, and also that I was jumping into the middle of things. So I re-calibrated and backed up to novelette number one.
It's an interesting enough story. Some folks complain of the anti-Mormon diatribe half-way through, but it does fit in with the overall story line. Besides, a religion invented by a 19th century con man so that he could justify raping under-age girls, is a bit sketchy imho.